SPID Authentication

These services deal with authentication, authorization and access to IT and regular services, as well as with digital identity management, with releasing of credentials and user profiling.

It allows the authentication to web services of the public administration with unique security credentials, which are unrelated to the institution and can be used in all administrations, UniTrento included.

Release date

17 May 2017


All members of the University community are eligible for these services (students, professors, PhDs, staff, collaborators, guests with @unitn.it account)

From May 15, 2017 UniTrento’s online services offered to University members are available logging in with SPID credentials too.

IT services reserved to members of the University community use the Italian fiscal code (which is related to the SPID credentials) to verify the identity of users, and then activate all the functionalities and grant them all necessary permissions according to their role.

Users log in and gain access to these services with Single Sign On. Members of the University community can decide either to login using their University credentials (see https://icts.unitn.it/account-unitn) or their SPID credentials, according to their own preferences.

SPID identity can also be used to reset the password of @unitn.it credential: SPID / TS-CNS reset password

Some services are offered to the citizens, who do not need to be part of the University community. In this case, users can access the University IT services using their SPID credentials.

The first of these services to be activated, on a trial basis, is the wifi-SPID network at the BUC (the Main Library of our University). This is possible from April 18th, 2017 (https://icts.unitn.it/rete-wireless-unitn-spid)




It is a certified set of credentials released by a third-party institution other than UniTrento (the 7 IdP SPID), which enables to accept identities as already certified, without identification through identity documents. It supports a two factor authentication and provides an identifying set of attributes enabled to request certified personal data (ADA).


It is possible to login through Shibboleth to access UniTrento applications. A Wi-Fi is available in public areas and offered to everyone, even to those who are not members of the UniTrento unitn-wifi (BUC for now).


Verification at SPID Identity Provider: https://www.spid.gov.it/richiedi-spid
A device to activate the second authentication factor is available (for security tokens, text messages, apps for smartphones, e-mails)

Service Request

The service must be requested from IdP AGID: https://www.spid.gov.it/richiedi-spid

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